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Houses have memories.  The sounds of babies crying and children laughing are imprinted in the wallpaper.  The kitchen sounds of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner preparations accompanied by the sounds of football games and commercials in the background permanently give a home the Good Housekeeping Seal...

I used to think Thomas Edison took the honors for being persistent.  He worked 18 months until he got a light bulb that would burn for 13.5 hours.  However I now think a Korean named Seo Sang-moon might be the most persistent man in history. ...

Our New England world is sated with white.  One wonders if it could ever be whiter and still it falls from the sky.  The green boughs of our pines are laden.  The arms of our maples, oaks and beeches are dressed in bridal splendor.  It...

Coming from someone who declared himself to be a Pharisee of Pharisees (See Acts 23) Galatians 5 is a doctrinal 8.9 earthquake.  It is an arrow piercing the core of our human nature that wants to do it ourselves.  When we are small and watching...

All this week Friendly’s restaurant in our little city is providing huge sundaes free in honor of the Patriots’ Super Bowl win this past Sunday.  There is a catch.  You have to ask.  There are no signs on the door or anywhere.  It’s one of...

Being that I live in New England and being that the New England Patriots football team won the Super Bowl on Sunday and being that almost at the end of the third quarter they were down 25 points and being that no one had ever...

I was browsing a hymnal looking for just the right song to match my sermon this weekend when I spotted the old favorite, In Times Like These.  What a great song.  Ruth Jones, wrote it in 1944. WWII was raging and the Normandy Invasion was...

JFK once said the secret of success is to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you are and give good counsel. He said he wanted to be the dumbest person in the room.   Some people make the mistake of doing just the opposite...

Things are not always the reality of their billing.  The line at the supermarket said, “Express Line – 14 items or less.” What was not true was the word “Express.”  The four people in line in front of me each had only two or three...

One of my undergraduate students from Haiti came to class this morning looking like he had just stepped off the cover of GQ magazine.  His suit was well tailored, double vented with creases on his trousers that would cut your finger.  His tie matched a...